If you’re considering Queenstown for your destination wedding, or busy collecting evidence to convince your partner, here’s some insider knowledge direct from your local Queenstown celebrant:
1. The views
Get THE most AMAZING wedding photos amongst Queenstown’s epic alpine landscape. Many Queenstown wedding venues boast lake and mountain views, or you might want to explore and find your own secret wedding ceremony location. Wherever you choose, it’s guaranteed to be breathtakingly beautiful.
2. It’s easy
To get married in New Zealand you need a NZ marriage licence and a celebrant.
You can apply for your marriage licence by filling in a form online and emailing it to the Queenstown Court House. Then you just pop into the Court House when you arrive in Queenstown to pay for and pick up your marriage documents all in one go. Easy!
3. Combine wedding and honeymoon
Follow up your perfect Queenstown wedding with the perfect Queenstown honeymoon. With Queenstown as your base you can discover the grand beauty of Milford Sound, taste world class Central Otago wines, get your adrenaline fix in just about any way possible, and then relax and unwind in your choice of award winning spas.
4. You’re married at home too
For most couples (from the UK or Australia) there is no further verification needed in your home country after being married in New Zealand. Sometimes an “Apostille” is required – this is a form you complete and submit to the NZ Internal Affairs Authentication Unit who then authenticates your marriage certificate in accordance with your home country. Your celebrant can guide you through this.
5. We’re here all year!
Queenstown has something to offer couples in every season – white winter weddings, fresh spring blooms, warm summer evenings, and crisp colourful autumn. We’re wedding ready all year round and can’t wait to help you create your perfect Queenstown wedding day!